Automation, security and control

Efficiency improvement in your pocket

26 October, 2016 by Kyle Reissner, Mobility Platform Leader | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Anyone with a smartphone or tablet now can connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics.

Panasonic and Schneider Electric partner in energy management

19 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Panasonic and Schneider Electric have partnered to develop an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution for maximum energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric Iconic switches and sockets

18 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Clipsal by Schneider Electric has launched the Iconic range of switches and sockets. The range incorporates smart home technology into one switch, including multiway dimming, app-enabled devices, smart timers, dimmers, USB chargers and network connection points.

Modular mobility

11 October, 2016 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB is providing a complete automation solution for the world's first portable solar-diesel/gas microgrid provider, SunSHIFT, a modular hybrid power system designed for quick installation that can also be easily dismantled and moved according to the changing needs of energy users in remote locations.

Phoenix Contact Radioline RAD-RS485-IFS I/O serial communication system

11 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Phoenix Contact has upgraded its cable-based Radioline RAD-RS485-IFS stations to accommodate both wireless and cable-based modules to deliver far greater flexibility and choice for users requiring a reliable radioline system.

igus intelligent plastic components

30 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Cables, energy chains and linear bearings from igus feature added intelligence and networking to enable Industry 4.0. During ongoing operation, they detect the degree of wear and emit an alarm as soon as repair or replacement is necessary.

Apex automated supply management

26 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Apex automated supply management solutions enable subscribers to track, manage, control and analyse supply, materials and equipment in real-time via secure, cloud-based technology that delivers a reduction of up to 34% in operational costs.

ABB retrofit switchgear

20 September, 2016 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has launched upgrade kits that keep old electrical systems working longer — and connect them to cloud-based energy management, supervision and diagnostics functions. The kits directly replace older Megamax breakers approaching the end of their working life with intelligent Emax2 circuit breakers, while retaining the original switchboard.

Improving efficiency in one of the world's largest copper mines

08 September, 2016 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has received an order from Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi (CMDIC) in Chile to upgrade the Ellipse enterprise asset management and MineMarket software solution, in order to boost operations at Collahuasi mine on Chile's Andean Plateau.

Taking the drag out of pumping

07 September, 2016 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

A new CSIRO technology that takes the energy-sapping 'drag' out of industrial pumping has been adopted by Glencore's Minara Resources following a successful full-scale trial.

MFB Class B and Class C security enclosures

05 September, 2016 | Supplied by: MFB Products Pty Ltd

MFB Class B and Class C security enclosures have been tested and approved by the Australian Government's Security Construction and Equipment Committee.

Technical team effort

30 August, 2016 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

When it comes to successfully designing, engineering and delivering end-to-end solutions in any industry, it inevitably requires the combined knowledge and expertise of various companies to achieve a desired result. When the brief is to think outside the box to not only improve productivity and performance, but to increase flexibility and make significant savings on time and money, this is even truer.

Interworld SM-8X8-C64KR-POE-HDBT video matrix switch

16 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

Interworld Electronics has added a 4K HDMI matrix switch over with Power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of video matrix switches.

Historic solar-powered, round-the-world flight a success

11 August, 2016

ABB alliance partner Solar Impulse has made history by completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun.

Addressing IIoT challenges

09 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Connecting disparate devices from multiple manufacturers is a key first step to creating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This article explains how protocol conversion addresses the challenges of connecting legacy equipment.

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